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Definition of "ditto" []

  • The same as stated above or before. (noun)
  • A duplicate; a copy. (noun)
  • A pair of small marks ( 〞 ) used to indicated that the word, phrase, or figure given above is to be repeated. (noun)
  • As before. (adverb)
  • To duplicate (a document, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • The aforementioned; the above; the same. Used in accounts, lists, etc, to avoid repetition and symbolized by two small marks (〃) known as ditto marks, placed under the thing repeated (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A duplicate (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • In the same way (adverb)
  • Used to avoid repeating or to confirm agreement with an immediately preceding sentence
  • To copy; repeat (verb)

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Use "ditto" in a sentence
  • "The old man Spector handled himself well with all these nuts, but the majority of his time was wasted as an avenue for a platform to these Limbaugh/Paliin ditto heads (not to) ask pertinent questions, but blather about misapprehensions."
  • "May 22, 2009 at 5: 07 AM wow ditto is pretty good - lots of features and I have only a couple of minor problems with it. thanks for the tip! captain_cthulhu"
  • "Both derive from the Latin word for house village, a collection of houses, is also linked in English, ditto the “-vile” suffix meaning city."